Course Syllabus

What you’ll learn

History and context of ancient buildings in Chinese cities such as Chang’an, Luoyang, Kaifeng, Dadu
Construction and aesthetics of Chinese imperial palaces, religious structures, pagodas, tombs and gardens
Foundations of Chinese architecture: the wood framed building and two books on the Song and Qing dynasties’ building methods
How cultural heritage is preserved through the building of structures such as the world’s tallest timber pagoda
Impact and significance of royal gardens and private gardens of the Ming and Qing dynasties